Man jailed for splashing ink on Mao Zedong portrait

2015-04-22 20:14
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Beijing - Chinese state media say a man has been sentenced to 14 months in jail for splashing ink on the giant portrait of Communist revolutionary leader Mao Zedong in the heart of Beijing.

The Legal Evening News said on Wednesday that a Beijing court convicted Sun Bing for disrupting public order by throwing ink at the portrait in Tiananmen Square on 6 March last year, when the country's legislature was meeting in its annual session.

It said Sun was caught at the scene and admitted the crime in court.

The portrait of Mao, the founder of Communist China, carries great political significance because it enshrines him as a pillar of the Communist Party's rule.

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